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Designing research in education: concepts and methodologies

Contributor(s): Swain, Jon [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Sage Publications Ltd 2016Description: xvi, 259 p.ISBN: 9781446294260.Subject(s): Education | Foundations for research | Research methodologyDDC classification: 370.72 Summary: This is a clear introduction to the methodological and philosophical debates in the field of education research. It sets out the key ideas, questions, and dilemmas which inform all research and then, through the careful use of case studies and practical advice from experienced researchers, grounds them in the specific concerns of education and educational studies. Written by experienced academics and teachers the book links broad philosophical principles with practical strategies for designing and conducting ethical and effective research. Perfect for postgraduate students planning their own research in education this book will help you to: · Understand the philosophical foundations of your work. · Conceptualise and refine your research question. · Pick the right methodology for your research. · Embed ethical considerations throughout your research. This book is an ideal companion for any postgraduate student or early career academic conducting research across education and educational studies. https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/designing-research-in-education/book242851#9781446294260
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Setting the Scene: Research and education
Chapter 2: Designing Your Research in Education
Chapter 3: Developing a Research Proposal in Education
Chapter 4: Debates Around Epistemology in Education
Chapter 5: Ethical Considerations in Research and Education

Part II: The application of the research designs
Chapter 6: Experimental Design in Education
Chapter 7: Survey Design in Education
Chapter 8: Ethnography in Education
Chapter 9: Case Studies in Education
Chapter 10: Mixed Methods in Education
Chapter 11: Summary and Conclusions

This is a clear introduction to the methodological and philosophical debates in the field of education research. It sets out the key ideas, questions, and dilemmas which inform all research and then, through the careful use of case studies and practical advice from experienced researchers, grounds them in the specific concerns of education and educational studies.

Written by experienced academics and teachers the book links broad philosophical principles with practical strategies for designing and conducting ethical and effective research.

Perfect for postgraduate students planning their own research in education this book will help you to:

· Understand the philosophical foundations of your work.

· Conceptualise and refine your research question.

· Pick the right methodology for your research.

· Embed ethical considerations throughout your research.

This book is an ideal companion for any postgraduate student or early career academic conducting research across education and educational studies.


https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/designing-research-in-education/book242851#9781446294260

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